Ya we had a house on the ICW side of barrier island in Charleston SC which survived although our sailboat ended up on the front porch of a business. I any case I was think of a Hugo sized storm hitting coastal SC/NC.Most don’t wait to buy a house. The ones that do are usually left behind.
There’s always a catastrophe someplace and it’s usually someplace else than the mid Atlantic coast.
Yugo was 33 years ago and it didn’t come ashore on the North Carolina coast, not even close, far from it down in Charleston South Carolina.
Even with the above a storm 33 years ago hasn’t stopped the price appreciation or the massive influx of people in the lower part of South Carolina any different than any other part of the country, including Florida with massive increases in home prices and population growth and by far the most hurricane prone state in the nation